Remote controlled, motorized electric roller skates for swift city commute

While taking the thrill of skating to its next extreme, the motorized electric roller skates available at Hammacher Schlemmer allow skaters to zoom past others at an impressive 8mph. The one-of-a-kind skates rely on wireless remote control for forward motion. By pulling the switch back, you may bring your ride to halt since it drags the heel stopper and allows no forward movement.

An 80-watt motor embedded in a rugged fiber-reinforced nylon frame generates enough thrust to propel the 6″-diameter rubber tires. A removable lithium-ion battery attached with each skate ensures that you reach your destination without having to worry about recharging it. A full battery recharge requires 5 hours using AC adapter that promises up to 40 minutes of continuous power or 5-6 mile range.

Strapping them on involves no rocket science either. It’s actually simpler thanks to dual fasteners that keep your shoes in place. Not meant for riders more than 180 lbs and less than 16 years, these skates fits men’s shoe sizes 6-14 and women’s 7-15 1/2. Priced at $699.95, the skates await would-be customers.

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